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- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99
One of musical history's most successful and influential icons, Rihanna has sold more than 25 million albums and won numerous awards, including five GRAMMYs and two BRITS. At the same time she has become an object of fascination for celebrity magazines the world over thanks to her tumultuous personal life. This intimate biography follows her life story,... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99
Today one of the most successful music stars in the world, Lady Gaga fast became a household name after the release of her first album, The Fame, in 2008. Now noted as much for her flamboyant dress sense and extravagant live performances as her undoubted musical ability, Lady Gaga fascinates fans and critics alike. A throwback to the glam rock entertainers... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Charles Mingus is among jazz?s greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. He was blunt and outspoken about the place of jazz in music history and American culture, about which performers were the real thing (or not), and much more. These in-depth interviews, conducted several years before Mingus died, capture the composer?s spirit... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2013; US$ 36.00
"Book describes the world premiere of the American opera based on Melville's novel Moby-Dick, with the same name. Wallace describes the creative process of writing the music and libretto, the rehearsals and stage design, and the opening night in Dallas in May 2010."--ECIP Data View, Summary. more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Edwards?s biography presents a complete picture of the late actress?and not just the boozing, drug-addicted caricature of a woman central to lesser biographies. We learn, for example, that Garland saw it as her duty to provide for her family financially, a generosity that her mother Ethel exploited with disastrous results. Above all Judy Garland... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 40.99
Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos explores the many-layered relationships female fans build with feminist musicians in general and with Tori Amos, in particular. Using original interview research with more than forty fans of Tori Amos, multiple observer-participant experiences at Amos?s concerts, and critical content... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 99.99
This definitive biography of the choral conductor and arranger Hall Johnson includes detailed information on his life and work in concert, on Broadway, and in the cinema, and examines Johnson's literary works, his poetry, and his music. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 82.99
This biography of Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903-1988) examines a period and culture rarely dealt with by contemporary scholars. The last of a long line of distinguished Russian aristocrats, Mravinsky emerges from 20th century musical history as Russia's noble conductor. His connection to many prominent musicians?most notably Dmitri Shostakovich?and... more...
- Rare Bird Books 2013; US$ 9.99
In 2008, Tosh Bermanauthor and publisher of TamTam Booksgot on a plane with a single motive: "Sparks Spectacular." It had been announced that the band Sparks would perform all twenty-one of their albums in a succession of twenty-one nights in London...a monumental experience for any Sparks fanatic. Part travel journal, part personal memoir, Berman... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
The original essays in this collection chronicle the transformation of Arnold Schoenberg's works from music as pure art to music as a vehicle of religious and political ideas, during the first half of the twentieth century. This interdisciplinary volume includes contributions from musicologists, music theorists, and scholars of German literature and... more...